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Business, Safety

2018 NTDC Banner-Hanging Ceremony

Fans attending the National Truck Driving Championships have a competition of their own — securing the prime viewing spots in the exhibit hall.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

Catching Up With FMCSA’s Ray Martinez at NTDC

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez The FMCSA chief speaks during the Breakfast of Champions. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Ray Martinez paid his first visit as the agency’s chief to the National Truck Driving Championships, rallying a crowd that included 424 truck drivers, 52 commercial vehicle inspectors, family members and volunteers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla, Public or Private, Still Will Release Autopilot Safety Data

Tesla logo Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Even as CEO Elon Musk pursues the idea of taking Tesla private, the electric automaker has confirmed that it still plans to release safety data on its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving feature.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians

Robot Driving Getty Images

You’re crossing the street wrong. That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle and amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence capable of real-world driving is further away than many predicted just a few years ago.

Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Addresses the Champions at NTDC

Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear roused a crowd of hundreds at the National Truck Driving Championships breakfast event Aug. 16.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety

Battle of the Banners

Workers organize banner placement at NTDC Workers organize placement of banners at NTDC. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s 3 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and the 424 drivers competing in the National Truck Driving Championships have just walked through the course set up on the expansive exhibit hall floor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

NTDC Kicks Off; ‘It’s Just Awesome to Be Here,’ Drivers Say

Drivers prepare to take written exam at NTDC Drivers prepare to take the written exam Aug. 15. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The kickoff to the National Truck Driving Championships featured a grand spectacle at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Aug. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Inspectors Learn, Train as Part of CVSA Competition

CVSA Competition Members of the Ohio Honor Guard march into the room for the start of the state inspector competition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the nation’s top truck drivers descend on Ohio’s capital for the National Truck Driving Championships, a smaller group of safety enthusiasts — 52 law enforcement officials — has convened to determine who among them is the champion inspector.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

NAIC Gets Going

A peek into the North American Inspectors Championship, conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. NAIC is a competition and training event for North American commercial vehicle inspectors. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Safety

Scenes from NTDC 2018

NTDC 2018 is here! More scenes from the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, at the truck driving championships, which conclude Aug. 18. (Photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018

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